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I installed redhat linux on my hard disk alongside windows
98 using lilo to dual boot.  I have recently removed all
these partitions so that I can start afresh.  

Although I have removed the linux partition(and windows partition) there still seems to be a lilo bootsector which hangs when it tries to boot up.  I have tried formating the primary partition as a systems disk but it still tries to boot up using the lilo boot sector.

Has anyone had any experience of this ?

Thanks

Andrew....
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To get rid of lilo in the bootsector, boot from a startup disk, or dos system disk and use the fdisk /MBR command to overwrite the master boot record. Windows will overwrite the bootsector (and lilo) when it installs, so you need to install windows, then linux, then install lilo
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That worked a treat, thanks !
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